I’ve titled this post “Go Back” for many reasons. “Go Back” is …
- What I’m doing tomorrow, to work.
- The fall-back plan, in a favorite movie, The Princess Bride.
(found on YouTube here)
- What dear reader Mark Bialczak is doing tomorrow, to a 9 to 5 job, for the first time in over a year.
- What I wish some ants would do, right now, to their home-based nest, wherever the hell that is.
- The “big moment” of Diane Court’s graduation speech, in another one of my favorite movies, Say Anything.
(Found on YouTube, here, at the beginning of lots of clips from that film)
- What is difficult for me to do, to sleep, after I’m awakened by light, unless I’m wearing this:
- What Oscar likes to do, on our balcony bannister.
- What my son and I are planning to do, next month, to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
… which, this year, will include my stand-up-comedy teacher from the 1980s, Ron Lynch.
(I found this photo of Ron here)
- Something I and other human beings do, in our minds, into the past.
- What I did, yesterday, with people I love, to Arlington, Massachusetts, USA.
I want to go back, for a moment, and say something about that last photo. After boyfriend Michael, son Aaron, and I spent some quality time, yesterday, at the Arlington Alive Summer Arts Block Party, Michael pointed out a personal wish to us:
Buildings under five stories should not, under any circumstances, be called “Towers.”
Here’s my own wish, this morning:
When we go back (no matter how, where, when, or why), we all go without regret, anxiety, or fear.
Thanks to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, to Arlington, to everybody who helped make this post possible, and to you — of course! – for going back here, today.
* These are just a few of the photos I took, last year, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, appearing previously in posts here, here, here, here, here, and here.
One more footnote: When I go back to an old post, I sometimes find things I need to change. Here‘s the commencement speech from Say Anything: